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Sunday, August 4

“Sunset by the Lake” All-Things Tom Petty Summer Concert | Pleasant Hill
Sunday, August 4 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Pleasant Hill City Hall
"Sunset by the Lake" All-Things Tom Petty Summer Concert | Pleasant Hill

Family friendly and popular concert series by the Lake at City Hall. Features some of the top bands from around the East Bay Area including many local favorites. The event will be held every other Monday from Memorial Day Weekend through Labor Day Weekend. 2019 ...

Monday, August 5

Concord Jazz Festival: Jazz Cocktail Mixologist Competition | 2019
Monday, August 5 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | The Veranda
Concord Jazz Festival: Jazz Cocktail Mixologist Competition | 2019

Visit Concord is proud to announce an amazing lineup of events in honor of 50 years of Jazz in Concord. In honor of Concord’s long-term connection with jazz, fans can immerse themselves in 10 days of unprecedented events that will enlighten, engage and entertain. A monthly Java ...

Tuesday, August 6

$1 Movie Festival: Penguins Of Madagascar & Boss Baby | Dublin
Tuesday, August 6 – 10:00 am | Cost: $1*
*Family movie are $1 on Tues-Weds at 10 am.
| Hacienda Crossings Stadium 21 & IMAX
$1 Movie Festival: Penguins Of Madagascar & Boss Baby | Dublin

Regal Theaters across the Bay Area have once again planned a fun-filled Summer Movie Express of select family movies for $1 for kids and parents from June to September. Watch select G or PG rated movies for only a dollar on Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 10 ...

Free Admission Day at the Bedford Gallery | East Bay
Tuesday, August 6 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Bedford Gallery
Free Admission Day at the Bedford Gallery | East Bay

Come to Bedford Gallery and find the works of historic, modern, and contemporary artists. The Gallery is dedicated to providing the public with opportunities to learn about visual arts through public programs that are varied, accessible, challenging, and educational. Its mission is to provide exhibitions ...Monthly

Awesöme Orchestra: National Night Out | Oakland
Tuesday, August 6 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required; donations are welcome.
| Oakland Public Library (Main Branch)
Awesöme Orchestra: National Night Out | Oakland

Awesöme Orchestra brings people together for musical adventures. Their free sessions are part performance, part open rehearsal. They provide the sheet music, and anyone is welcome to play or to listen. The Awesöme Orchestra Collective is the Bay Area’s most adventurous reading orchestra, dedicated to playing excellent orchestral ...

Summertime Outdoor Rock n’ Roll Concert | Orinda
Tuesday, August 6 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Orinda Community Park
Summertime Outdoor Rock n' Roll Concert | Orinda

Bring your family and friends down to Orinda Community Park for Summer Concerts in the Park on most Tuesday nights. This event is free and open to the community. Families are encouraged to bring blankets and lawn chairs to enjoy the evening. 2019 Concert Schedule (6:30 ...

Concord Jazz Festival: Live Music & Trivia Night | 2019
Tuesday, August 6 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Concord Tap House
Concord Jazz Festival: Live Music & Trivia Night | 2019

Visit Concord is proud to announce an amazing lineup of events in honor of 50 years of Jazz in Concord. In honor of Concord’s long-term connection with jazz, fans can immerse themselves in 10 days of unprecedented events that will enlighten, engage and entertain. A monthly Java ...

Hometown Free Comedy Night & Happy Hour | Emeryville
Tuesday, August 6 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free with an RSVP.
| Hometown Heroes
Hometown Free Comedy Night & Happy Hour | Emeryville

Come for the comedy and stay to take a picture with the legendary “What’s My Favorite Word?” Hometown Comedy is a free monthly stand up comedy show. It’s the only show in the Bay Area in a venue with artwork dedicated to Too Short and ...Monthly

First Tuesdays Free Comedy Showcase & Happy Hour | The Layover
Tuesday, August 6 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
| The Layover
First Tuesdays Free Comedy Showcase & Happy Hour | The Layover

Every month, First Tuesdays Comedy brings you a lineup of comedians from HBO, Showtime, Comedy Central and late night TV – for free. Throw in happy hour drink specials until show time, and you’ve got one fun night. Catch a lineup of great comedians from top clubs. ...Monthly

Wednesday, August 7

Free First Wednesday | UC Berkeley Botanical Garden
Wednesday, August 7 – All Day | Cost: FREE | UC Berkeley Botanical Garden
Free First Wednesday | UC Berkeley Botanical Garden

Enjoy free admission to the UC Botanical Garden on the first Wednesday of every month month from 9 am to 5 pm year round. Established in 1890, the Garden, which is open to the public year round, has over 13,000 different kinds of plants from ...Monthly

Free Oakland Summer Walking Tours | City Center
Free Oakland Summer Walking Tours | City Center

Turn-of-the-century landmarks alongside modern high-rises are the focus of this tour. Explore the upbeat style of the modern City Center Square and discover a thriving “there” there. Examine symbols of Oakland’s arrival as a modern 20th century metropolis: the Beaux Arts-style City hall and Rotunda ...

“Rainbow Family Night”: LGBTQ Parents Support Group | Berkeley
"Rainbow Family Night": LGBTQ Parents Support Group | Berkeley

LGBTQ parents are invited to join their facilitated support group to connect, share experiences, swap tips, and discuss issues relevant to their families, while kids have a great time playing in the Habitot Children’s Museum. Rainbow Family Night takes place on the first Wednesday of ...Monthly

First Wednesday Street Fest: Live Music, Food Trucks & Fun | Walnut Creek
Wednesday, August 7 – 5:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Walnut Creek Downtown
First Wednesday Street Fest: Live Music, Food Trucks & Fun | Walnut Creek

Walnut Creek “First Wednesday” monthly street festival brings together hundreds of people to Cypress Street in downtown Walnut Creek for a fun-filled evening of live music, dancing, food trucks, wine and beer, Kids Fun Zone, interactive games and free prizes. First Wednesday Street Fest: Live ...

Bowling Alley Comedy Show | East Bay
Wednesday, August 7 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Clayton Valley Bowl
Bowling Alley Comedy Show | East Bay

The first Wednesday of every month brings you a hilarious comedy show to the Lounge at Clayton Valley Bowl in Concord. Mires like Fires presents has become one of best East Bay stand up comedy showcases around. The show features a different lineup of talented ...Monthly

Thursday, August 8

Free Outdoor Movie Night: “Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse” | Jack London Sq.
Thursday, August 8 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Jack London Square
Free Outdoor Movie Night: "Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse" | Jack London Sq.

Cozy up on the waterfront this summer with free outdoor screenings of Hollywood blockbuster favorites every other Thursday evening on the Jack London Square Ferry Lawn. The movie will begin at sundown. Arrive early for pre-film festivities, good eats, and to save your spot. 2019 ...

Moraga Summer Concert: Country to American Rock | East Bay
Thursday, August 8 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Moraga Commons Park
Moraga Summer Concert: Country to American Rock | East Bay

On Thursday evenings, head for the Moraga Commons Park for a relaxing free concert in the park. Bring your picnic blanket or lawn chairs to the grassy hillside in front of the band shell. Enjoy the music while your children enjoy the park. The volunteers ...

Music & Market Summer Concert: Late 60’s Rock Legend | Concord
Thursday, August 8 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Todos Santos Plaza
Music & Market Summer Concert: Late 60's Rock Legend | Concord

The 30th Annual Music & Market Series returns to Todos Santos Plaza featuring a cream of the crop schedule of Bay Area bands, and one of the best Farmers Markets anywhere in downtown Concord. The Farmers Market is from 4-8 pm with music from 6:30-8 ...

Outdoor Movie Block Party: “Monterey Pop” | Berkeley Art Museum
Thursday, August 8 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Berkeley Art Museum / Pacific Film Archive
Outdoor Movie Block Party: "Monterey Pop" | Berkeley Art Museum

The UC Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive (BAMPFA) in partnership with the Downtown Berkeley Association (DBA) presents “It’s Only Rock ’n’ Roll”, a series of free summer movie matinees on the museum’s massive outdoor LED screen at Addison street. On the second Thursday ...

Free Movies in the Park: “Incredibles 2” | Pleasanton
Thursday, August 8 – 8:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Amador Valley Community Park
Free Movies in the Park: "Incredibles 2" | Pleasanton

Enjoy free movies on Thursday evenings from July to August at 8:30 pm, compliments of the City of Pleasanton. Grab a picnic dinner, blanket and low beach chairs to enjoy family film favorites. All films will be shown at dusk at Amador Valley Community Park. Be prepared ...

Friday, August 9

Crown Beach Free Concerts at the Cove | Alameda
Friday, August 9 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Robert Crown Memorial State Beach Park
Crown Beach Free Concerts at the Cove | Alameda

Celebrate the East Bay Regional Park District’s 85th Anniversary. There are 73 regional parks planning special events and programs, including Free Park Fridays, Free Concerts In The Parks, and a Free Multicultural Festival. 85th East Bay Regional Parks Anniversary from April – December ...Every Friday

Point Richmond Concert: Americana/Country/Folk | East Bay
Friday, August 9 – 5:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Downtown Point Richmond
Point Richmond Concert: Americana/Country/Folk | East Bay

Point Richmond Music is a free grassroots series bringing a wide range of top notch musicians to the small, quaint town of Point Richmond. Concerts are held on second Fridays of each month, June through September in 2019 from 5:30 pm – 7:45 pm. Local restaurants ...

Concerts at the Cove | Alameda
Friday, August 9 – 5:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but bring money for food and drinks.
| Crab Cove
Concerts at the Cove | Alameda

Groove to free concerts from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm at Crab Cove in Alameda. Concerts at the Cove features live music, food, extended hours at the Crab Cove Visitor Center, family activities, and beautiful views of the San Francisco Bay. Free Starlight Movies in the Park ...

2nd Friday Art Walk | Oakland & Alameda
Friday, August 9 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Jingletown

The Second Friday Artwalk is a ad-hoc group of galleries and businesses in the Alameda/Jingletown arts districts to promote art and culture in the community. Select studios, galleries and businesses open their doors to support the local arts from 6-9 PM. Exact locations change month ...Monthly

Free Moonlight Movies “Incredibles 2” | Danville
Friday, August 9 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Danville Town Green
Free Moonlight Movies "Incredibles 2" | Danville

Family-friendly film shown in a picturesque outdoor setting under the stars. Don’t forget your lawn chairs, blankets, and snacks to make it complete. There are the movie themed arts and craft from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm and its sure to be a good time ...

Free Port of Oakland Harbor Tours & Giant Cranes | Oakland
Friday, August 9 – 6:45 pm | Cost: FREE*
*RSVP Required
| Jack London Square
Free Port of Oakland Harbor Tours & Giant Cranes | Oakland

Take a free 90-minute narrated harbor tour (May to October). Visitors will learn about the Port, its operations and economic impact on the region. Harbor tours provide a unique vantage point because marine terminals are closed to the public. The excursions are a great way to ...